L’Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher Review & Swatches
Greetings from sunny pore-free L’Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher land! Well, maybe not completely pore free. L’Oreal latest facial primer takes on pores and shine with a new formula that refines and smooths the look of your skin.
I mean we already have L’Oreal Miracle Blur do we need another face primer? Obviously we do PEEPS so here it is a way to vanish pores for good?
Last year L’Oreal created Miracle Blur and sort of made a break through into the drugstore facial primer world with it. This Spring the trend continues as Garnier competes by releasing their new 5 Sec Perfect Blur Primer.
Granted it’s not to say that we didn’t have facial primers at the drugstore before but they are kinda limited aren’t they? Plus they next generations formulas promise to treat skin as well as primer which even mid to high end brands dare not go to.
L’Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher ($24.99) does not have an SPF but it is apparently marketed to improve overall skin time over time. Targeted LHA micro-exfoliates according to L’Oreal smooth the skin’s surface and absorb excess oil for a shine-free finish for up to eight hours and the high concentrate of perline-p strengthens and tightens pores which means they apparently shrink over time.
I don’t have large visible pores but let’s be honest for a second here. If you do have larger pores at this point you have probably tried everything to shrink them and nothing has probably worked so I do have my doubts whether L’Oreal Pore Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher is going to all incredible shrinking woman on your pores. Off topic, dontcha love the Little Bar of Soap song from that movie?
So for silicone haters like yours truly you’ll be happy to know this is a traditional texture. It isn’t velvety or powdery and it just doesn’t have that odd silicone-free that I associate with products like Smashbox Photo Finish. It does however, have silicones.
It’s tinted a nude flesh shade but doesn’t actually even out skin tone or offer any coverage. It has a slight fresh scent but nothing too dramatic. The texture is that of a gel which absorbs easily at first application but has a semi-matte finish after fully blended out.
I have larger visible pores on my nose and it did blur their appearance slightly but honestly, Miracle Blur does a better job of this. I’m doubtful anyone with larger pores on their face will be terribly impressed with the end result as it only does minimal blurring duty it seems. At first my drier skin loves the texture but I was surprised how oily my t-zone and lower jaw line got about three hours into the wear. The texture does have me doubting it’ll curve super oily skin and in my experience may even create shine and oil.
Interesting idea but I think Miracle Blur is a better product.
L’Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher just didn’t cut it for me. Love the texture but the actually mattifying and blurring abilities are called into question after my tests with it. You might wish to pick it up if you find it on sale and give a try for yourself.
If you do, I’d love to hear what you think!
Available now at drugstores.
This product was purchased
by the Muse for review purposes.
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